Praising poetic pioneers

By: Logan Pierce, Editor-in-Chief In honor of Black History Month, a Spoken Word poetry recital was held in the Raider Room Tuesday, Feb. 21. The works of famous black poets were featured, including Langston Hughes and Rita Dove. I, Too by Langston Hughes I, too, sing America. I am the darker brother. They send me […]

Leadership spotlight: Tinker

By: Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor Of the six available Leadership Scholarships, the one that provides money for military spouses and adults enrolling in college beyond the enrollment age for other scholarships is the Tinker Federal Civic Leaders Scholarship. This is for military spouses (E1-E6) and adult civilians (24 or older). While there is a deadline […]

Awards represent the Academy’s opinion only

By:Chelsea Ratterman, Assistant Editor This Sunday is the 84th Annual Academy Awards. It is a night to honor the best films of the year and a night forfashion at its best. But, how many of the Best Picture nominations have a majority of the public seen, or even heard of? Only a few of them […]

Obama’s education experiment

By: Logan Pierce, editor-in-chief Community colleges play a pivotal role in President Obama’s plan to produce a new wave of highly skilled American workers. Friends in high places One of the most outspoken proponents for community colleges in the Obama White House is Dr. Jill Biden, the vice president’s wife. In 2007, Biden earned a […]

The quest for immortality

Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor From statues to religious deities, humanity has sought to find ways in which to immortalize their deeds and civilizations. Defining immortality The deeds of single individuals in more ancient times immortalized their lives in writing by performing and accomplishing heroic deeds.  What is it that has been immortalized though? Is it […]

That’s Your Horoscope for this week, February 2012

By: Joshua Jordon, Dan Cunning  Aquarius: Jan. 20 – Feb. 18 Once again this week the campus bully, aptly named “ham-fists”, will greet you with a meaty punch to the torso followed by an atomic wedgie. The good news, relatively speaking, is that while you are writhing in agony, “ham-fists” will admit that, out of all […]

Links for Del City WILD 5K and Fun Run

By: Katie Johnston, Feature Editor If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, there is help available. A few signs that might indicate someone is in an abusive relationship: – They act different or quiet when their spouse or partner is around – They’re not allowed access to money, phone, or vehicle. […]

Parking Wars spark controversy

Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor Handicap parking thieves take disabled parking spaces away from those with actual disabilities. Betsy Sparks, sociology major, pulled into the Rose State parking lot looking for a place to park. What Sparks witnessed was someone pulling into a handicap parking space and running off into a building. “When people without disabilities […]

Excellence does not go unnoticed

The Classified Staff Association (CSA) works toward providing students and staff with ways in which to further their education and dealings with the school administrators. Stephanie Rosillo and Ryan James Mitchell received the CSA Achievement Award on Feb. 2. Along with the achievement award the duo each received a scholarship of $303.  This scholarship comes […]

Students seek scholarship success

By: Logan Pierce, Editor-in-Chief On Feb. 8, Kelli Kelnar, outreach specialist, Oklahoma College Assistance Program, held a Scholarship workshop in the Tinker Terrace room. 25 students attended the presentation. Kelnar began by offering some general advice when applying for scholarships. “February through April is the peak time for scholarship application,” Kelnar said, “That’s free money […]